New York Times 1-23-2018

Comey and Sessions Were Interviewed in Mueller Inquiry

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week as part of the special counsel investigation; it was a first for a member of President Trump’s cabinet.
  • Last year, an interview with the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey focused on a series of memos he wrote about his interactions with Mr. Trump.


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‘The Shape of Water’ Tops Oscar Nominees

Guillermo del Toro’s art-house fantasy received 13 nominations, including for best picture. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Dunkirk” also emerged as strong contenders.

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Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

Among Persian Gulf states, Qatar was the picked-on little sibling. Gas riches and an independent-minded ruling family changed that. Now it’s in the fight of its life.


  • Jackman, Me., an overwhelmingly white town on the Canadian border, fired its manager after his white identity website drew unwanted national attention.

  • A new generation is moving into the workplace, but there’s not yet an agreed-upon name for the group. If you’re 22 or younger, please tell us what we should call you.

  • The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, who was chief of staff to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped turned the tide against racial injustice in the Deep South, has died at 88.

  • Kentucky has a novel idea for regaining access to Medicaid: Pass a health or financial literary course. Critics say the idea has uncomfortable historical echoes.

  • Some fitness buffs are skipping boutique gyms to shoot hoops, pick up squash, play tennis in city parks or swim laps at the Y. And they may be getting a better workout.

  • An 8-year-old Chinese boy whose ice-spiked hair arrested the internet is becoming a propaganda star as officials turn his story into a rallying cry for a robust, resilient China.

  • The singer Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Here are highlights from six decades of live performances.

  • These three quintessentially American products show who has won and lost from Nafta, the trade pact whose future hangs in the balance.

  • The murders of two polio vaccinators in Pakistan — a mother-daughter team — will not seriously disrupt the country’s eradication drive, said one of its leaders.

  • volcano erupted in Japan, killing one soldier who was training nearby and injuring more than a dozen people, including several at a ski resort, officials said.


    Davos, Switzerland, was covered in six feet of snow as heads of state and business leaders prepared to meet there for the World Economic Forum.

  • The women of South Korea’s ice hockey team have weathered grueling commutes, long training and blowout losses. Now they must give up Olympic spots to North Koreans.

  • Bill Cosby told jokes and played the drums at a Philadelphia jazz club in his first show since he was accused of sexual assault in 2015. His criminal retrial is in the spring.

  • After trying just about everything to tame its consistently volatile housing market, the Chinese government is considering something new: a property tax.

  • “The Alienist” is a television drama that tries to recreate the Gilded Age. Here’s a look at how The Times covered New York City in the 1890s.

  • As Facebook undergoes a renovation focused on improving its users’ well-being, the company could take inspiration, our columnist writes, from an app it already owns.

  • With neither a ticket nor a passport, a 66-year-old woman sneaked onto a plane in Chicago and flew to London. It was not the first time she had stowed away on a plane.

  • Madison Keys, a 22-year-old American seeded 17th, overwhelmed Caroline Garcia to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals. She will face Angelique Kerber next.

  • A study of hunter-gatherers on the Malay Peninsula suggests that culture plays a role at how good people are at identifying and describing odors.

  • New York City Transit officials reportedly pressured staff to inflate the number of subway delays that could be attributed to power issues and consequently Con Edison.

  • As Facebook makes changes to its news feed, advertising executives have speculated that the new rules could ultimately fuel the social network’s long-held video ambitions.

  • Philippine officials have raised the alert level on the Mayon volcano, which is in a stage of “intense unrest” that could trigger a hazardous eruption at any time.

  • State licensing boards appear to be more willing than in the past to find that felons have been rehabilitated and should be eligible to practice law.

  • The film and theater actor Bradford Dillman has died at 87. He was perhaps best known for his role in the original Broadway cast of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

  • Even with accelerated processing, France cannot keep up with the constant stream of new migrants, leaving hundreds homeless and sleeping on the icy streets of Paris.

  • Movies dismissed by most of Hollywood are dominating the box office, including “The Greatest Showman,” now a certified sleeper hit, and “Jumanji,” No. 1 for a third week.

  • The designer Hedi Slimane, who reinvigorated Yves Saint Laurent, is taking the reins at Céline, a brand that has emphasized clothes for working women.

  • A dementia-specific advance directive maps out each phase of the illness, and asks patients to specify which medical interventions they would want — and not want.

  • In the wild, bitter contest to lead Brazil, the two front-runners are political opposites. One is facing prison time, and the other has a long history of incendiary remarks.

  • Pope Francis comforted victims of natural disasters in a northern Peruvian city. The country is still recovering from storms a year ago.

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